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Authorities ID Coon Rapids man missing in river

  • Associated Press
  • May 26, 2014 - 1:50 PM

TAYLORS FALLS, Minn. — The search continues for a man presumed to have drowned in the St. Croix (kroy) River in Taylors Falls, while authorities have recovered the body of a young teen from the Mississippi River near St. Paul.

Chisago County sheriff's officials identify the missing man as 21-year-old Touhu Vang, of Coon Rapids. Vang and his 11-year-old nephew were fishing in Taylors Falls when the boy fell into the river Sunday. The uncle and a bystander jumped in to rescue the boy. The bystander got the boy to shore.

Washington County officials were called to Lions Levee Park in St. Paul Park about 5 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses say a 14-year-old boy was trying to retrieve a stick when he went under water and disappeared. His body was found about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

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